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Tag: Novel Writers Toolkit

Warrior Writer—Formula for Disaster Meets the Recipe for Success Revisited (Part I)

What good is a brilliant novel if we don’t learn the business well enough to survive, let alone thrive? Similarly, what good does learning about finding an agent or even great marketing serve us if our product is crap?

Just Do It

No one ever published half of a perfect book.

Beyond Bastards, Bullies and Bad Girls–Understanding the Antagonist

So be kind to your readers. Leave existentialism in philosophy class, and make sure to give your readers something “real” to grab a hold of. They need a focal point to be better able to cheer on your hero (heroine).

Go Ahead, Throw Some Rocks

One of the common errors newer writers make is the great-looking character who is perfect in every way. While many of us strive to be that person, truthfully? Who likes them?

The Eyes of Bob: Revising/Rewriting, by Jeff Posey

A good story well told trumps everything else in the business most of the time.